Saturday, April 19, 2014

Passover Baklava Cake Recipe

The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try  Passover Baklava Cake recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Passover Baklava Cake.

This rich, nutty confection is soaked in a honey-citrus syrup, giving it a flavor much like baklava. For the best flavor, soak overnight, and serve chilled.

Yield: 12 servings


Cooking spray
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 large egg whites
2 large eggs
1/2 cup matzo cake meal
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare cake, coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Place 3/4 cup granulated sugar and next 4 ingredients (3/4 cup granulated sugar through eggs) in a large bowl; beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in matzo cake meal and next 5 ingredients (matzo cake meal through 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon), beating until well blended. Pour into prepared pan; bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely.

To prepare syrup, combine 2/3 cup granulated sugar and remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Pierce top of cake several times with a fork; pour syrup over cake. Cover and chill.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
Calories: 233
Calories from fat: 30%
Fat: 7.8g
Saturated fat: 0.9g
Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.7g
Protein: 3.6g
Carbohydrate: 39.3g
Fiber: 0.8g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Iron: 0.7mg
Sodium: 76mg
Calcium: 20mg

Marcy Goldman, Cooking Light
APRIL 2004

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